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The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada
The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada, was designed by the architect Moshe Safdie as the winner of a design competition. Photography by lightgazer

The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht, Holland
The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, displays also some historical instruments. Photography by (Erik) 

The Royal library Black Diamond in Copenhagen
The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name
was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later
. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by Mirage Bookmark

This round room called the Rotunde is the main reading hall of the City Library of Stockholm. Photography by arndalarm

Library of the Faculty of Philology of the Free University of Berlin

The library of the Faculty of Philology, The Free University of Berlin, is built by the famous architect Norman Foster. Photography by Sven Werkmeister

Suzzallo library of the University of Washington, Seattle WA
The reading room of the Suzzallo library of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, was built in 1926 and has a Gothic interieur. Photography by Cap'n Surly

Library Parabola is the reading room of the British Library and is said to be the birthplace of the Communist Manifesto. Photography by Sifter

The Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Photography by waltonics

The Library of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, which is listed as a World Heritage Site. Photography by cuellar

The Library of the University of Delft, The Netherlands, designed by the Mecanoo architects, Delft. Photography by rutger spoelstra

Public library Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence

Big books - entrance of the public library Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France. Photography by marlenedd

The Stockholm Public Library is housed in rotunda building designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. Photography by Éole

Library of the Durch Parliament, The Hague, conserving all ever said and written words in the parliament.  Photography by Menno Manheim 

The Bedales Memorial Library

The Bedales Memorial Library, Steep UK, designed by Ernest Gimson, is regarded to be one of the finest Arts & Crafts buildings in UK.. Photography by george.wilson

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1887 designed by Rafael da Silva and Castro.  Photography by Marcelo Nacinovic 

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